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John
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
59
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 2 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I used to own a lot of cows but over the years I sold them to pay school fees for my children. I have three children in school, I pay up to KES 40,000 a year. I operate a small food outlet at a nearby shopping center, but my income of KES 5000 a week cannot meet my family's needs. Receiving this money means my burden of school fees has been greatly reduced as I will pay off a whole year. The money I will be making from the business will go into other needs. For the rest of the amount, I plan to renovate my house, buy house furniture and utensils.
What is the happiest part of your day?
About two months ago, my business had a boost and it went up. I earned profits like never before. During this month I was able to comfortably pay school fees for my children and I bought five goats costing KES 20,00 as a way of investing the money. The business has been doing good since then though I have not made much profit like I did that time.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The main challenge is a lack of finances. Apart from school fees, I have been sick for a year now. My feet started swelling and became painful. I have visited many local hospitals but the issue has never been resolved. Sometimes they swell a lot such that I can not walk or perform other duties. During these days I cannot go to work, therefore, I earn anything those days. All this hospital visits require a lot of money, as I can spend up to KES 5000 per trip.